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State Legal Separation Laws

On the page you will find state specific legal separation laws and judiciary rules. If you do not find your state listed here that means legal separation is not recognized in your state.

Legal Separation in Virginia
To divorce in Virginia you don't need a legal separation. You can get a limited divorce with a separation agreement if you do not wish to legally end the marriage.

Legal Separation in West Virginia
In West Virginia legal separation is called a "limited divorce."

Legal Separation in Wisconsin
Obtaining a legal separation in Wisconsin requires the parties to go through the same steps they would if they were divorcing.

Legal Separation in Wyoming
Wyoming laws regarding legal separation for residence.

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